One of my favorite signs of spring is when pussy willows appear! My sister-in-law also loves pussy willows, so I painted this miniature for her birthday. The bottle of pussy willows was also included in her gift, so she could create a special little display. I had picked the pussy willows this year on one of my daily walks.
Nancy’s birthday was extra special this year, because her daughter held a surprise gathering of friends and relatives for her. She was really surprised when she arrived and received many wonderful gifts. Such fun!
I am playing around with a few frames I bought at Michael’s Craft Store. I thought they would be a nice way to frame some of my 3x2in. miniatures. The problem is that my boards are not flat. I rigged up the back for this one, but will have to tweak it a bit to be really secure. Then I could offer some of my miniatures framed in this way. I actually really liked how this one looked framed.
Oh and Nancy really loved her new pussy willow painting !
April 19, 2016
Today’s Simple Sketch
I saw these cute little peppers at the supermarket and quickly placed two of them in my cart. I thought one of them would be perfect for my daily sketch. The shape of this one was so unique. I thought its personality just shone through.
The cashier had to look up the actual name and code to weigh them. She went on to tell me these were really, really hot, so be careful! I laughed and didn’t tell her I wasn’t actually planning on cooking with them, only drawing them. All and all it was an enjoyable subject to sketch.
How about you? Do you cook with this type of pepper?
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